Cat neutering could be the answer to tackling animal hoarding, says a new study

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Source: 
University of Nottingham

Cat hoarding can be prevented with the right care and population control, according to experts from the University of Nottingham and the RSPCA.

In a new study published in the journal BMC Veterinary Research, experts from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University, worked with the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital to look at whether offering people who owned multiple cats the opportunity to have their female cats neutered would improve the welfare of the animals.

Cat ownership is popular in the UK, with one or two cats being common in many households. However, owning more than two cats is less common. Whilst it is possible for houses with larger numbers of cats to manage them successfully, this is not always the case, and while the exact relationship between owning large number of cats and hoarding is unclear, evidence suggests there is a strong link.

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